Help name the baby red panda at Buttonwood Park Zoo
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)– The baby red panda at Buttonwood Park Zoo is getting ready to make his public debut– but first he needs a name.
So the zoo is asking ABC6 viewers and panda supporters to vote on what his name should be.
After receiving dozens of entries, the choices have been narrowed down to five finalists.
Some of the names pay tribute to New Bedford’s history– like Herman Melville, the author of “Moby Dick.” Another choice, Kodo, recognizes the red panda’s native habitat. The word means “grain” in Nepalese.
Voting ends on September 1.